Textures of the Natural World

If alphabets represent the sounds of language, can texture articulate the harmonies of nature?

ARG Valdes Peninsula, Argentina:  Valdes Peninsula, Patagonia, Chubut Province, Punta Norte, beach on Atlantic Ocean, white seaweed on pebbles

View more textures of nature in our Flickr album!

Posted in response to “Alphabet” – Word a Week Photo Challenge.

Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.

A child’s game in Uganda

Uganda, crossing Kasinga Channel, boys playing on Katunguro Bridge
Uganda, crossing Kasinga Channel, boy playing on Katunguro Bridge

Lichen is part of the biodiversity of vegetation in our watersheds and serves as tool for water retention.

Kenya: Mau Forest, source of the Mara River
Kenya: Mau Forest, source of the Mara River

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world
USA: California, Sacramento River Basin, Central Valley, sunrise over the Buttes-the smallest mountain range in the world

Last month’s NWNL SPOTLIGHT on the California Drought documented the state’s inland Central Valley. Usually, the Sierra Nevadas’ runoff supplies water to the Sacramento River Basin’s rice fields, walnut orchards and migratory waterfowl havens around
the Buttes. However California’s 3-year drought has drastically
reduced this water supply, so critical for agricultural and
ecosystem needs throughout the Central Valley and in the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Photo by Barbara Folger, NWNL Project Coordinator

USA: Iowa, Upper Mississippi River Basin, Cedar Falls, Prairie preserved by University of Southern Idaho
USA: Iowa, Upper Mississippi River Basin, Cedar Falls, Prairie preserved by University of Southern Idaho

Migrating Wildfowl in a CA Central Valley NWR

A rare wetlands scene in the San Joaquin River Valley, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, CA
A rare wetlands scene in the San Joaquin River Valley, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, CA